National Perseid Meteor Watch This Weekend

first_imgUnstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Advertisement ASTRONOMY Ireland is asking members of the public all across the 32 counties to watch the best meteor shower of the year “The Perseids” and count how many they see every 15 minutes. This is fun and has great scientific value.“Last year I was seeing 15 to 20 meteors every 15 minutes for several hours which is about 20 times what one would normally expect to see,” said David Moore, Editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine. “Many of them were extremely bright, which is what this shower is noted for,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The counts by members of the public are extremely useful to scientists as it allows the strength of the shower to be monitored from year to year. “This is how we know the Perseids always put on the best show of the year in August for many years. So there is great scientific value in simple counts done with nothing more than a clock and normal eyesight. No binoculars or telescopes should be used.” said Mr Moore.In 2018, the Perseids peak on Sunday night August 12th, but rates should be at least half as good on the night before and after Sunday night. “This is very useful, given the Irish weather, when the best night can often be clouded out, but the nights before and after Sunday night i.e. Saturday and Monday nights should still give 10 times more meteors than on a normal night,” said Mr Moore.“All people have to do is count how many ‘shooting stars’ (meteors is the correct term) they see every 15 minutes and send them to Astronomy Ireland’s website that night or the next day. The results of the nationwide survey will be published in Astronomy Ireland magazine which is archived in the National Library of Ireland for all time.” said Mr Moore.Perseid meteors can appear anywhere in the sky but their paths all point back to the constellation of Perseus in the northeast, but you can view any part of the sky, not just the northeast. A sun lounger is great for watching in comfort and avoiding neck pain.If a family group are viewing (a great idea) each person should keep their own count and not include meteors seen by others if they did not see them for themselves.Conditions are ideal this year with no Moon to brighten the sky and drown out the fainter Perseids. Those in rural locations with dark skies will get the best views but even city dwellers will see plenty. You can view all night long or just for one 15 minute interval if you wish. Skies will be dark enough from 10pm to 4am and the later you view usually the more you will see.Perseids are caused by sand grain sized particles that fell off a comet called Swift-Tuttle centuries or millennia ago. Every August the Earth ploughs through the orbit of this comet sweeping up this dust at a closing speed of over 100,000 miles per hour and the tiny particles vaporise instantly from friction with the upper atmosphere. There is no danger in watching them as they burn out 50 to 100 miles above the ground, 10 times higher than a jet aircraft.“This is a ‘celestial fireworks’ display provide free of charge by mother nature. We urge everyone on this island to spend at least an hour or two on Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday nights witnessing this natural spectacle.” said Mr Moore.Full details are online at where you can also submit your counts to be a part of National Perseid Watch 2018. Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSAstronomyLimerick City and CountyMeteor Shower center_img Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleTraffic chaos predicted for MungretNext articleUpdate: Visitor Restrictions at UHL Staff Reporter Print NewsCommunityNational Perseid Meteor Watch This WeekendBy Staff Reporter – August 10, 2018 2164 WhatsApplast_img read more

EATERY 07030 Blue Eyes

first_imgPhotos by Terri Saulino BishIf you live just about anywhere in Hudson County, it’s crazy not to take advantage of the river that bears its name, and nothing beats dining on the water. ×  1 / 8    2 / 8    3 / 8    4 / 8    5 / 8    6 / 8    7 / 8    8 / 8  ❮ ❯ 1 / 8    2 / 8    3 / 8    4 / 8    5 / 8    6 / 8    7 / 8    8 / 8  ❮ ❯center_img Skyline ViewsBlue Eyes offers unobstructed views of the New York City skyline. It sits right on the walkway, hard by the soccer field and across from the Little League field.We visited on a beautiful sunny evening in late spring when kids were racing around and folks were jogging, walking, skating, biking, sunbathing, dog-walking—and one guy doing pushups on the steps. Whether you’re into skylines and riverscapes or people-watching, Blue Eyes doesn’t disappoint.Feeling BlueThe light, airy dining room—surprise!—features a lot of blue, blue linens and of course Ol’ Blues Eyes himself keeping an eye on things.The entrance is on the west side of the building, just off Sinatra Drive. The first thing you see upon entering is a small raw bar with shellfish and whole seafood nestled in a bed of ice, topped with lemon.We sat under the big windows on the enclosed terrace. Fresh bread and olive oil with garlic appeared immediately, and before we could say “My Way,” Tony, the manager, delivered three appetizers to our table:Timballo is an Italian baked dish, which usually includes pasta, cheese, and meat, fish, or fruit. Timballo Di Zucchine alla Parmigiana features parmesan, tomato sauce, andtenderly–cooked zucchini that had a real eggplant feel to it. Delicious start to a meal. What’ll it Be?This appeared with a Burrata Pugliese, which consists of creamy Apulian mozzarella with arugula and toasted bread. “Creamy” is the operative word. It had the consistency of sour cream, rich and wonderful with the mozz and crisply toasted baguette.Last was the Rugola salad, with baby arugula, pears, toasted walnuts, and truffle pecorino cheese—theperfect combo of sweet and savory.Next up entrees. First was an exquisitely cooked pan-seared organic salmon filet with mustard sauce, nice and crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. It was accompanied by cherry tomatoes and spinach. It was a healthy portion, half of which found its way into my doggie bag.This was followed by Linguine Alle Vongole Veraci, a pasta dish with Manila clams, roasted garlic, white wine sauce, and parsley. Terripronounced it superb. Slice of LifeWood-fired pizza is a signature item at Blue Eyes. Tony suggested Pizza Stracciatella, a large pie with mozzarella, arugula salad, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto, and stracciatella cheese. We hardly had room for it, but it made for a beautiful picture and a delicious meal for another guest or staff member.The restaurant has a wide selection of appetizers, salads and entrees, as well as a kids’ menu and a good beer and wine list, not to mention special drinks, such as the Blue Eyes made with mango nectar and Prosecco. End your meal with a robust espresso drink.Planning a party? There’s catering on and off premises with prix fix and buffet menus.By the time you read this, it will be warm enough to dine outside and enjoy the gelato stand. Look for me. I’ll probably be there—Kate Rounds525 Sinatra Dr.(201) 683-6861blueeyeshoboken.comlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall Short Against Lady Trojans

first_imgThe Batesville JV Lady Bulldog Volleyball Team dropped a heartbreaker to East Central last night falling in 3 games. Scores were 24-25; 25-18; 15-12. In game 1, the Dogs held off set point and scored 3 straight to sneak out the win. In set 2 a new lineup and missed serves were too much to overcome. In set 3, after trailing early, the team battled to a 12-12 tie before losing service allowing East Central to gain the momentum and ultimately the victory. Naia Bustinza was the top hitter for the evening with 5 kills at the net, while Shelby Westerfeld chipped in with 3 of her own. Sophie Lee was most consistent in serve reception and digs with 14 good passes and 16 digs. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel. Varsity is now 5-2 on the season and travel to Brownstown Central on Saturday for their invitational. From Kateri Paul: The East Central Trojans came to Batesville to take on an ailing Varsity Bulldogs. The Varsity Bulldogs are struggling to find their way without key players. In set one Senior Abby Westerfeld went down with a knee injury. This sent the team into a tailspin that we could not recover from. The Trojans defeated the dogs 25-13, 25-11, 25-11.  Captain Macy Prickel led the team in kills followed by Cayman Werner. Serving was led by Regina Gerstbauer who was 11 for 11. The Dogs take on the Connersville Spartans this Saturday.Tonight, ECVB JV defeated Batesville in 3 tight sets. With a very slow start, EC lost the first set 24-25, but pulled out the next two sets 25-17 and 15-12. With a lot still to improve on, I was very proud of the way they proved that they can aggressively finish a set when they reach the final few points. Also, it took effort from ALL of the girls tonight and I was very happy with the way the girls from the bench stepped up and filled the shoes where it was needed. JV is now 6-1 on the season. Next up, ECVB JV hosts Lawrenceburg September 5th.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Jose Andres.  ECVB traveled to Batesville for a non-conference match up last night. Both JV and Varsity came home with the win. Varsity won in straight sets with the scores of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-11. ECVB at Batesville 8-29-19‘We took control from the start and held it for majority of the match. We let them get a couple of runs throughout, but we did a great job at keeping our energy up and battling through with bigger runs of our own. The energy that our fans and JV team brought made it feel like we were at EC. That plays a huge factor in a rivalry match-up and helped the girls stay focused on the court. Our servers were aggressive and took risks and it paid off. Our back court was on top of their game so it let our setters run the court and our hitters did their job. All in all, it was a solid team effort from start to finish.’Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.’last_img read more